Government

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Maps & Atlases

Addresses, Phone Numbers.
Washington Information Directory (CQ)

Citation Guides

Citation Guides & Style Manuals (Social Sciences)

Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA Style (Univ. of Nevada, Reno)
Many sample citations

Citing U.S. Government Publications (Indiana Univ., Bloomington)

DocsCite (Arizona State Univ.)
Step-by-step guide + templates for APA, MLA style format

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (Cornell Law School),
by Peter W. Martin, 2011,  with references to the 19th Edition of the "Bluebook "

The Bluebook - Updates
Latest changes to the LII Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

RefWorks Import Instructions

Online Reference Sources

Provides perspective and analysis of the U.S. Congress. It is the authoritative reference on Congressional trends, actions, and controversies.

1945 - 2006

Summary and analysis of major U.S. legislation, with tables, graphs & charts. Browse by subject, decade, or year; use Policy Tracker to explore a specific policy topic.

U.S. legislative history & analysis, policy tracking, voting records, primary source documents, statistics, and organizations.

Covers the government and economy of 250+ countries & territories, with directory information and statistical tables. Online version of Europa World Year Book and the regional surveys.

A scholar-curated library of subject bibliographies in the humanities & social sciences; each entry offers a guided tour through key literature on a topic.

Review essays evaluating the current thinking on a field or topic. Articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

Reference content & commentary by renowned scholars, plus Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps & timelines. Includes Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and other core reference works on Islam.

Thorough and accurate information on every country's government and political party system, with key facts and current issues.

Coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation's highest court since the 1989-1990 term.

Biographical Sources

MLIN

Biographies from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and magazines. (Formerly Biography Resource Center.)

Profiles of members of Congress - personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations - plus information on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, and standing committees.

Statistics & Data

Population, housing, economic and geographic data from the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Decennial Censuses, the latest Economic Census, and reference maps.

Census, vital, church, court & immigration records for the US & UK, plus material on other areas. Major components: US federal census 1790-1930 (incl. manuscript returns); historical maps; Social Security Death Index; etc.

Find and use datasets generated and held by the Federal Government.  Data.gov includes searchable catalogs for "raw" datasets and various tools. In the "raw" data catalog, you may access data in XML, Text/CSV, and other formats.

Covers the government and economy of 250+ countries & territories, with directory information and statistical tables. Online version of Europa World Year Book and the regional surveys.

The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

1531 - 2000

Covers population, work & welfare, the economy, and government. Data may be downloaded and custom tables created. Includes essays, data reliability and references to secondary literature.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research provides data, documentation and links to related literature, which can be searched and downloaded by member institutions.

1997 to present

The Data Analysis System allows users to perform online analysis directly using more than 200 datasets over the Web, without downloading files.

Use Chrome; requires updated Java. In the left column, click on "Browse Source," then International Monetary Fund, then International Financial Statistics.

An alphabetical list of countries links to statistical agency websites.

Summarizes statistical information from American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index(SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS) plus links to some full text websites.

Smith College Libraries' guide to resources by region of the world.

1790 to present

Easy access to demographic information about the U.S.

Links to a variety of international statistics, including UNdata, the gateway to information from databases of the UN and Member States

Covers elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.